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Welcome to the Essex Care Association

Essex Care Association (ECA) is an independent voluntary ‘not for profit’ organisation providing support, knowledge and advice to social care providers in Essex, Thurrock and Southend. As an organisation we have the following aims and objectives:

  • To represent the interests of social care providers from Essex, Southend and Thurrock locally, regionally and where possible, nationally
  • To alert members to issues which affect social care organisations relating to legislation regulation and development of best practice
  • To offer members a range of services to meet their needs and a mutual support network
  • To keep members abreast of new developments within the sector, whilst signposting them to sources of information which may be helpful to them
  • To provide funding information, advice and guidance on training and development

What does ECA do?

The Association is run by a small Management Committee, all of whom are owners, managers or trustees of care organisations in Essex, Southend or Thurrock. The Management Committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and plan activities to benefit members.

What does ECA do?

Workforce Development Funding

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) supports adult social care providers to claim back money towards the costs of staff completing a range of adult social care qualifications and learning programmes.  

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Become A Member

Becoming a member of ECA enables your organisation, no matter how small or large, to be part of an influential network to shape the delivery and future of social care in the region.

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ECA have a number of Commercial Partners who are able to support our members with various services.

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